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Oklahoma Baptists DR Chaplains dispatched to serve in Sutherland Springs, Texas
Nov06

Oklahoma Baptists DR Chaplains dispatched to serve in Sutherland Springs, Texas

In the wake of a deadly church shooting that left 26 dead and some 20 others wounded at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) has dispatched volunteer chaplains to serve the hurting community. In an email letter to Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) pastors, BGCO Executive Director-Treasurer Anthony Jordan said, “In light of the tragic events in Sutherland Springs, Texas on...

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Perspective: Less trash more grace talk
Oct25

Perspective: Less trash more grace talk

I grew up in a very fine Christian home where my parents lived their faith. They were not perfect, but they sought to live in a way that honored their Lord, and they sought to teach my sister and me to do the same. My parents had a very dim view of vile language. They did not tolerate “cussin’,” okay, for you sophisticates, “cursing.” My mom told me very early in life that people who used cuss words revealed their small minds and...

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Rite of passage: It is beautiful
Oct10

Rite of passage: It is beautiful

Last weekend, 4-year-old Titus the Honorable and I went on an adventure. Our journey took us on a four-mile hike/climb through the dark forest; our goal was to find the magic pond. One of my gifts is to turn the mundane into the exciting. And why not? It doesn’t cost anything. So Turkey Mountain becomes the dark forest. And while we’re at it, why not make the everyday pond magical? Titus had his little compass, flashlight, snacks and...

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Oklahoma Baptists provide 10,000 meals in first days of preparing meals in Houston
Sep05

Oklahoma Baptists provide 10,000 meals in first days of preparing meals in Houston

HOUSTON—Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) began preparing meals for those affected by Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area on Sun., Sept. 3 when they prepared 5,000 meals in their large feeding unit. DR continued preparing meals through Labor Day, totaling 10,000 meals prepared in just two days near The Woodlands. The large feeding unit can serve up to 25,000 meals if needed. “We have set up incident command at First Baptist...

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Falls Creek campers enjoy new rec activities
Jun17

Falls Creek campers enjoy new rec activities

DAVIS—Those attending Falls Creek Baptist Conference Centers this summer can be sure to look forward to many entertaining activities. Two of the latest attractions to the iconic campgrounds near Davis include the Big Wheel Derby and Tango Tower. The Swift Skate Park Amphitheater is where the Big Wheel Derby can be found. For those unfamiliar with Falls Creek, the Amphitheater also houses a skate park, basketball courts, a ropes course...

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Perspective: ‘I’-thinking
Apr26

Perspective: ‘I’-thinking

Few sins wage war in the church like selfishness. Selfishness is an ugly word. Most parents, saved or unsaved, seek to teach their children from the earliest possible moment that they should not be selfish. “You must learn to share with others” is a parent’s mantra and a good one at that! Have you noticed that the center letter of the little word “sin” is “I”? Adam and Eve sinned in the garden because of self-centered, self-absorbed...

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